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Once again, Jayne Ann Krentz brings wit and intelligence to her distinctive, sure-fire recipe for contemporary romantic suspense. Self-made venture capitalist Jasper Sloan is restless for new opportunities when a client's death leaves him with a controlling interest in Glow, Inc. The other 49 percent is owned by sleek, sexy Olivia Chantry, whose sharp mind and shapely body immediately attract Jasper's interest. Before the combative new partners can agree on how to run Glow, they're beset by a more disturbing problem--a blackmailer with access to deeply buried secrets and few qualms about using violence to get what he wants. Olivia's colorful family members, a nosy news hound, and various society types add touches of humor while the protagonists' self-confident, straightforward approach to romance is refreshingly free of angst. As always, Krentz pairs two equally strong people, endowing them with just enough quirks to make them real, and provides plenty of plot twists to keep her story humming. Flash is romantic suspense of a high order. --Ellen Edwards --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Bestselling author Krentz (Sharp Edges) once again displays her expertise in contemporary romance thrillers. As in most of her fiction, an attractive hero and heroine are set up as antagonists, then fall in love. Here she pits Jasper Sloan, successful venture capitalist-turned-CEO of GLOW Inc., against Olivia Chantry, who possesses 49% of the stock and is the niece of the company's recently deceased owner. Both powerhouses in their own right, the two expect to dislike each other, but, not surprisingly, the attraction between them leads to steamy encounters. Romance takes a back seat when a mysterious intruder threatens blackmail, and Jasper and Olivia join forces to prevent their respective family secrets from being exposed. Krentz provides the requisite inside look at the glamorous life. Olivia's special events company, Light Fantastic, provides "flash" for product launches, political fund-raisers and corporate happenings, replete with over-the-top interior designs, sumptuous catering and state-of-the-art technology. Though Krentz's hometown of Seattle, Wash., is the setting, there is little local background; the action might as well take place in any major city where financial wizards and corporate executives hobnob with politicians, nosy journalists and gossipy columnists. Yet Krentz delivers on her tried and true formula: charismatic though uncomplicated main characters, a compelling plot with equal parts romance and suspense, and a surprise denouement that neatly ties up all the loose ends. Editor, Linda Marrow.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This mystery was pretty good. It was less predictable than some of Jayne Ann Krentz's others. I found the romance to be rather uninspired but not so dull as to be boring. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by K. Hill
Terrible dialogue. Everybody speaks in full sentences and is careful to tell each other everything the reader needs to know. Annoying hero and heroine. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2003 by Anna Klein
I have read almost all of this author's stories, and this one is my favorite. It looks like I am in the minority here, but I was totally enthralled with Flash and I think it is one... Read morePublished on July 27 2002 by anonymous
After reading Absolutely, Positively, I immediately loved Jayne's style and technique, which made me spontaneously buy Flash. But I was somewhat disappointed. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by M. Cruz
It wasn't as good as some of her others but considering how many books she's written, it will happen. I agree with what Kelly said about plot lines. Read morePublished on March 10 2001 by Bobbiesioux
I usually really hate to critize a book like this, but this book was not what I expected it to be. This book was to be romantic suspense, but where was the romance? Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2000 by shimmering2light
This romantic suspense novel had a good mystery, a gaggle of wonderful suspects, and a terrific setting. Read morePublished on April 29 2000 by Anne M. Marble
I liked Flash better than the Eye of the Beholder. The Film Noir setting is well done. And whatever the story, Krentz is a master of dialogue. Read morePublished on March 22 2000 by Schoenmann Abbuehl Christa
I read the bad reviews this book has gotten, but they're wrong. This was a great book. The characters are unforgetable and the romance was great. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 1999